Isaac Smith

1718–27 December 1783 (Age 66)
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Smith was born in 1718, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Will. Smith, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 18. He married Susannah Tainton on 8 October 1745, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 December 1783, in his hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Isaac Smith
Susannah Tainton
Marriage: 8 October 1745
Thomas Smith
Deborah Smith
Isaac Smith
Mary Smith
Isaac Smith
William Smith
Samuel Smith
Richard Smith

Spouse and Children

8 October 1745
Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Isaac Smith in entry for James Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Isaac Smith in entry for Mary Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Isaac Smith in entry for Samuel Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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